Bristol Post

Danes aim to make migrants work for welfare


THE Danish government is proposing that foreigners and people with immigrant background­s work 37 hours a week in exchange for welfare benefits.

The proposal by the minority Social Democratic government said “there are still too many people, especially with non-Western background­s, who do not have a job to get up to” in the morning.

“If you come to Denmark, you have to work and support yourself and your family,” the proposal stated.

“If one cannot support oneself, one must have a duty to participat­e and contribute what is equivalent to a regular working week to receive the full welfare benefit.”

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